Dean of Faculty

Patricia Barbeito, Acting Dean of Faculty
20 Washington Place, Room 409

The Dean of Faculty has primary responsibility for managing the recruitment, hiring and appointment of new faculty, faculty orientation, the process of faculty reappointment and review, the faculty mentoring program, and the development and oversight of a range of programs and opportunities for faculty across career stages.


Who reports to the Dean of the Faculty?

Paul Sproll, Professor, Department Head, Teaching and Learning in Art and Design

Margaret Lewis, Director of Academic Administration
20 Washington Place, Room 422
The Director of Academic Administration as Secretary to the Committee on Faculty Appointments coordinates the evaluation, reappointment and promotion process for faculty, participates in the negotiation of and administers the faculty union contracts, is the campus contact for faculty immigration issues and short-term visitors, is the Responsible Officer of RISD’s Department of State  Exchange Visitor’s Program, and does research and data analysis in support of the Provost and Dean of Faculty.

Nicole DaCruz
Faculty Recruitment and Development Coordinator

Timothy Sandiford
Division Assistant